- Toys and games from your childhood that don't exist now
I’d absolutely LOVE to play Crossfire again.
My parent’s wouldn’t let me have it (guns), but I played it in the shop for a few minutes and was absolutely hooked!
I’ve just had a quick look to see if I can find the gun design so that I could 3D print a set, but no luck 🙁Posted 3 months ago
Go for about £50-70 on ebayspekkieMember
All the games with cars and planes looked soooo snazzy on tv and were often soooo kak in real life 🙁
I had the cheap version of Scalectrix, which was an oval of track which had a spring shaped wire running in grooves in th track. You had to glue pins under your cars to hook them on. Rubbish!Posted 3 months agoSannySubscriber
Tin Can Alley. My neighbour, Michael Ritchie, had it. He was a weapons grade walloper. One time, he hit me over the head with a shoe so I wrestled him to the ground and bit him in the back. Funny how I haven’t thought about that for years until now. 😆
Tank Command. I got it as a pressie when I broke my arm.
Race and Chase – it was great but was a bit temperamental.
Test match – kid of like Subbuteo for cricket fans.
(Sigh) Happy days eh!
SannyPosted 3 months agotwonksSubscriber
I had the Evil Knievel bike and his truck. Evil often used to go on road trip with barbie in both trucks, then jump his bike through the lift up sides of barbies truck. 😆
She was a fair bit taller then him though so got a bit intimidated and just skidded down the road on his side in a cloud of dust.
Also had a TCR set which was very good but a pain in the backside to set up.
One of my favourite although wasn’t really a game, more just a toy.
[video]https://youtu.be/BRTw-ux_Tew[/video]Posted 3 months ago
Re cheap copies of Scalextric.Posted 3 months ago
I had the Matchbox version, and it was rubbish. The main selling point was that you could use your existing Matchbox cars. You fixed a plastic pin on the underneath, which engaged in a huge spring that was threaded around the track. A motor which a big gear wheel engaged with the spring. It just about worked.
This video shows how bad it was:
We had the Jim’ll Fix It game! 😯
Mastermind I always expected it to be associated with the TV show, but was just a thing with pegs that I never really understood and got bored with.
I’d have said cap guns must be long gone now, but surprised you can still get them.
Still got this one
Posted 3 months agomalgreyMember
OMG, Astrowars! I hadn’t though of that in years, and now have the beeping and pinging sounds going through my head.
Lego and Action Man were my main things, but I have fond memories of Escape from Colditz, Mousetrap (which never worked), and my brother’s Steve Austin figure.
I had a Grandstand TV game thing, with the tennis and “football” games supplemented with a gun that you shot at a moving dot on the telly. The latter was brilliant, loved it. For about 2 hours, and then it was easy and boring forever.Posted 3 months agomattsccmMember
I had Flight Deck. Seem to remember trying to “improve” it somehow. Action man of course. I had the Scorpion tank and my little brother only had an armoured car. I suspect my mum still has them.Posted 3 months ago
Not a bought game but playing. Why don’t kids play cowboys and Indians any more or soldiers. Dads used to make wooden guns ( mine was special, its was a Sten with a removable wooden magazine) we would buy army surplus WW2 jackets and nailed cadet boots for pence. School playgrounds would be dominated by a gang of boys, arms round shoulders , making a long line and chanting “any body want a game of war” until we had enough.
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